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David A. Asch, MD, MBA

John Morgan Professor
Executive Director, Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, University of Pennsylvania
Director, National Clinician Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

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14-171 PCAM South Tower
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-2705
A.B. (Philosophy)
Harvard University, 1980.
M.D. (Medicine)
Cornell University, 1984.
M.B.A. (Decision Sciences and Health Care Management)
The Wharton School, 1989.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident in Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1984-1987.
Clinical Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, 1987-1989.
Fellow in General Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1987-1989.
American Board of Internal Medicine , 1987.
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Description of Research Expertise

Behavioral Economics
Clinical Economics
Health Policy

Description of Clinical Expertise

Internal Medicine

Selected Publications

Kohn Rachel, Madden Vanessa, Kahn Jeremy M, Asch David A, Barnato Amber E, Halpern Scott D, Kerlin Meeta Prasad: Diffusion of Evidence-based Intensive Care Unit Organizational Practices. A State-Wide Analysis. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 14(2): 254-261, Feb 2017.

Asch David A, Rosin Roy: Engineering Social Incentives for Health. The New England journal of medicine 375(26): 2511-3, Dec 2016.

Sinnenberg Lauren, DiSilvestro Christie L, Mancheno Christina, Dailey Karl, Tufts Christopher, Buttenheim Alison M, Barg Fran, Ungar Lyle, Schwartz H, Brown Dana, Asch David A, Merchant Raina M: Twitter as a Potential Data Source for Cardiovascular Disease Research. JAMA cardiology 1(9): 1032-1036, Dec 2016.

Liu Tianyu, Asch David A, Volpp Kevin G, Zhu Jingsan, Wang Wenli, Troxel Andrea B, Adejare Aderinola, Finnerty Darra D, Hoffer Karen, Shea Judy A: Physician attitudes toward participating in a financial incentive program for LDL reduction are associated with patient outcomes. Healthcare (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Dec 2016.

Gopalan A, Paramanund J, Shaw P A, Patel D, Friedman J, Brophy C, Buttenheim A M, Troxel A B, Asch D A, Volpp K G: Randomised controlled trial of alternative messages to increase enrolment in a healthy food programme among individuals with diabetes. BMJ open 6(11): e012009, Nov 2016.

Volpp Kevin G, Asch David A: Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice: Using Behavioral Economics to Advance a Culture of Health. QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians Nov 2016.

Mehta Shivan J, Troxel Andrea B, Marcus Noora, Jameson Christina, Taylor Devon, Asch David A, Volpp Kevin G: Participation Rates With Opt-out Enrollment in a Remote Monitoring Intervention for Patients With Myocardial Infarction. JAMA cardiology 1(7): 847-848, Oct 2016.

Troxel Andrea B, Asch David A, Volpp Kevin G: Statistical issues in pragmatic trials of behavioral economic interventions. Clinical trials (London, England) 13(5): 478-83, Oct 2016.

Patel Mitesh S, Asch David A, Volpp Kevin G: Framing Financial Incentives to Increase Physical Activity Among Overweight and Obese Adults. Annals of internal medicine 165(8): 600, Oct 2016.

Halpern Scott D, French Benjamin, Small Dylan S, Saulsgiver Kathryn, Harhay Michael O, Audrain-McGovern Janet, Loewenstein George, Asch David A, Volpp Kevin G: Heterogeneity in the Effects of Reward- and Deposit-based Financial Incentives on Smoking Cessation. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 194(8): 981-988, Oct 2016.

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